Canada's largest nanotechnology institute committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is a global leader in discovering and developing smart and functional materials, connected devices, next generation energy systems, and therapeutics and theranostics. These discoveries by our scientists and engineers are fundamentally changing our world and helping solve some of humanity's most pressing issues. Our 285, 000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility meets the highest scientific standards for the control of vibration, electromagnetic radiation, temperature, and humidity, making it a global centre of excellence for nanotechnology and its applications.

Why is nanotechnology important? It is about creating new materials and improving ways of manufacturing products. To be more efficient, better, stronger and cheaper. Also improving the economy, environment and society. To achieve societal impact and a sustainable future, WIN has now mapped its thematic areas with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  1. Nov. 17, 2022Kevin Musselman named new endowed chair in nanotechnology

    Dr. Kevin Musselman has been announced as a new endowed chair at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Oct. 25, 2022Norman Zhou wins prestigious Synergy Award for Innovation from NSERC

    Motivated by an innate sense of curiosity, WIN member Dr. Norman Zhou has made significant contributions in many areas of engineering over the past 24 years.

  3. Oct. 20, 2022Shirley Tang named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women
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    Nanochemist Shirley Tang has been named among the top 100 most powerful women in Canada for her research impact and empowering women in STEM. The annual rankings were released today by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

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  1. Dec. 2, 20222022 WIN Research Celebration and Holiday Reception
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    Join us to celebrate WIN members' outstanding achievements! The research celebration will run from 4:00 - 5:00pm on December 2nd in QNC 2502 and will be followed by a holiday reception from 5:00 - 6:30pm in the QNC Basement Atrium. Registration for the research celebration and the holiday reception are seperate. Please be sure to register for the event(s) you plan to attend by November 24th, 2022. 

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